When a show breaks narrative convention as much as FX’s Legion, in which entire episodes can take place during a split second, there’s only one way to possibly end it: by introducing time travel. Legion introduces Switch (Lauren Tsai) to help David Haller (Dan Stevens) conclude his journey.
Season three of Legion will be its last, but creator Noah Hawley is ending it on his own terms. David is seeking a time traveler to help him correct mistakes he’s made in the past, especially in his relationship with Syd (Rachel Keller), but also to stop Amahl Farouk (Navid Negahban) once and for all.
Lauren Shuler Donner, who brought the X-Men to the screen in 2000, produces Legion with Marvel Television. Shuler Donner spoke with /Film by phone about the final season of Legion, premiering tonight on FX.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 by Fred Topel
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner spoke with /Film in anticipation of next week’s premiere of the final season of FX’s Legion. We’ll bring you the full Q&A with Shuler Donner, who produced all the X-Men films and was hands on through all of the films up to Days of Future Past, before the premiere.
During the interview, Shuler Donner offered some updates on the X-Men films and two stage adaptations of films she produced, Dave and The Secret Life of Bees. Here’s what she had to say about her projects outside of Legion.
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Posted on Monday, February 4th, 2019 by Fred Topel
The last X-Men films to be released by 20th Century Fox will be Dark Phoenix and New Mutants. After that, the X-Men franchise will be under Disney, along with all of Fox’s properties. That means the X-Men will be part of Marvel Studios under Kevin Feige. Lauren Shuler Donner, who has produced all the films since 2000’s X-Men, was on a Television Critics Association panel for Legion. After the panel, she spoke with reporters further, and /Film asked if she’s met with Feige about the merger yet.
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While Marvel Studios is preparing to play with their weak-sauce version of mutants in the form of Inhumans over at ABC (which doesn’t look very good at all), it looks like FOX might be the place to go if you’re looking for a better angle on people who just so happen to have superpowers.
The Gifted is a new series written by Matt Nix (Burn Notice), directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, X-Men: Days of Future Past), both also service as executive producers alongside X-Men franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner, X-Men franchise writer Simon Kinberg, as well as Jessica Jones and Daredevil producers Jeff Loeb and Jim Chory. It’s been coined as an X-Men series, but that’s not entirely accurate because, in this series, the X-Men have disappeared for reasons unknown, leaving other mutants to fend for themselves as a government organization hunts them down and prosecutes them for using their powers.
FOX brought The Gifted to San Diego Comic-Con to show off some new footage from the series, and they also debuted a new trailer introducing us to the mutants who will be on the run in this promising new comic book series coming to TV this fall. Read More »
Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2017 by Angie Han
About three years ago, X-Men producer Lauren Shuler Donner confirmed once and for all that Channing Tatum would be playing Gambit for a standalone film. And for a while, it all seemed to be coming together nicely. A release date was announced, a director was summoned, casting got underway. Then it lost its director and had to find a new one and the whole thing got delayed.
In recent months, there’s been speculation in some corners that Gambit might not happen at all. But Donner insists that’s not true. In an appearance at the TCAs, she stated that the project is still happening with Tatum. Read More »
A batch of new Legion promos have been released, meaning we get to see more of actor Dan Stevens looking bug-eyed, paranoid, and all-around awesome in FX’s upcoming series. The star of The Guest and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast remake is a considerable part of Legion‘s appeal. Yes, it’s run by Fargo creator Noah Hawley, which is reason enough to check out the series, but Stevens is one of those actors you want to keep an eye on. Since he continues to impress in a wide variety of roles, we’re excited to see him bring his versatility to FX’s new show.
Below, watch some new Legion promos.
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Legion is a new show from FX that features ties to the X-Men universe, but more importantly, it’s the latest show from Fargo creator, Noah Hawley. The series stars Dan Stevens (The Guest) as David Haller, son of Professor Charles Xavier in the comics. Whether the series spends much time on their connection, we’ll have to wait and see, but Hawley has said before it’ll likely be acknowledged. Based on the footage we’ve seen so far, though, this series doesn’t need any obvious connections to the X-Men universe to get us interested.
Below, watch the Legion promos.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by Angie Han
20th Century Fox is preparing to unleash some mutant mayhem on the small screen. Fox has ordered a pilot for a new untitled Marvel series, which will focus on two parents who discover their kids have mutant powers. Matt Nix (Burn Notice) will write the script, as well as executive produce alongside all the usual names: Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory. Read More »
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When will we see the new Gambit, played by Channing Tatum? Some time ago X-Men director Bryan Singer suggested he might show up in the 2016 film X-Men Apocalypse, which Singer is shooting now. But plans change, and based on new statements from Tatum it sounds like Marvel’s energetic Cajun will next appear on screen in his own film, forgoing a cameo in Apocalypse. Read More »
Before Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past was released and became one of the biggest films of the summer, there was lots of talk about what we wouldn’t see. Scenes with Anna Paquin as Rogue, in particular, were famously cut. But if the film’s $750 million worldwide gross has anything to say, maybe that was the right decision. Still, fans enjoy seeing more from films they love and it seems like 20th Century Fox is happy to oblige.
A few weeks ago, producer Lauren Shuler Donner hinted on Twitter about an extended edition of the movie. Now one of Fox’s executives has suggested it’ll be out next year. Check out Days of Future Past extended edition tweets below. Read More »